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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending July 4, 2008

Trailblazing Litigator, Judy Hamilton Morse, Looks Back on Women's Trials in the Legal World Law School Network, led by Isabel S. Marcus and Suzanne E. Tompkins, Fights Domestic Violence Attleboro Area Lawyers Offer Facts Every Woman Should Know in Seminar "What Every Woman Should Know About the Law" Uganda Association of Women Lawyers Urges Women to Fight for their Rights Shelby County Court Dress Code Awaits Judicial Approval Northern Regional Coordinator of the International Federation of Women Lawyers has Asserted that Ghana Will Not Achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 if Issues on Violence Against Women and Children Were…

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Ms. JD Summer Book Series: Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules, by: Mona Harrington

Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules, by: Mona HarringtonMona Harrington, a lawyer, tackles issues that face women lawyers head on in 'Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules.' According to Harrington, women lawyers "are on dangerous ground," in that they are connected with the the male legal establishment and to women as a larger group, but are not at ease within either group. This is an interesting premise on which to base her writing, and Harrington expands on this idea through the compilation anecdotes and experiences taken from interviews with more than 100 female attorneys. Harrington gives a great deal of attention to…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending June 27, 2008

Pennsylvania Bar Association Report Gives Snapshot of Women Lawyers' ProgressAustralian Business Reports that Glass Ceiling Still Firmly in PlaceCanadian Lawsuit Alleges Sexist Practices of One of Canada's Top-Tier Law FirmsAustralian Firm Gilbert & Tobin Beats the Benchmark for Promoting WomenBreaking Free: In Pursuit of Setting a Work-Life Balance - Canadians are Downing Blackberries, Declining Overtime and Daring to Do LessPrivate Profession in Australia is Still Excluding Women from Partnership Positions

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Ms. JD Summer Book Series: Flux, by: Peggy Orenstein

Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, & Life in a Half-Changed World One of the great discussions that women today have, not only on the Ms. JD forum, but also among friends, at work and with their families is how they are going to "have it all." And, perhaps more importantly, what "having it all" means for them. In 'Flux', Peggy Orenstein explores these questions and more, through a narrative based on a compilation of conversations she has had with over two hundred women, at varying stages of life. Ranging in age from twenty-five to forty-five, these women have…

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Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending June 20, 2008

Allegheny County Bar Association's Gender Equality Unit Targets Pay DisparityCynthia McClain-Hill, Esq., Top L.A. Lawyer, Noted Public Policy Counselor, Chosen to Lead the United States' Largest Organization of Women-Owned BusinessesInternational Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Donates Food Items and Money to Orphans in NigeriaNew Brooklyn Bar Association President Diana Szochet Reflects on a Life of InvolvementCommentary: Expanding Work-Life Balance Issues - Fathers Seek Work-Life Balance TooJurist Sandra L. Lynch's Career of Firsts Hits a Milestone as She is Being Sworn in as Head of Appeals Court

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Ms. JD Summer Book Series: The Young Lawyer’s Jungle Book

Ed. Note: KHernan881, a regular contributor to Ms. JD, has agreed to sub-in for the regular Ms. JD Summer Book Series writer this week with the following review of The Young Lawyer's Jungle Book. Ms. JD's regular series should be back next week.The Young Lawyer's Jungle Book: A Survival Guide, 2nd Edition by Thane Josef Messinger is the subject of this week's book review -- a little off track of what we've been reading so far this summer but hopefully, you'll find it useful nevertheless!There are a bunch of advice books for new lawyers out there. This one came highly…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending June 13, 2008

Headlines Theatre & the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law Showcase a New Performance: "WOMEN IN LAW: An Interactive Theatre Event About Culture, Gender & Law"Betty Roberts, Oregon's First Female Court Justice, Shares Her Story in a New Book (Ed. Note: Watch for this book to be featured in the Ms. JD Summer Book Series.)All-Female Buffalo Law Firm Accentuates the Feminine in its AdsActivist Lawyer Jean King Saluted by the Veteran Feminists of AmericaVeteran Feminists of America Honors Feminist Lawyers Featuring Justice GinsburgEl Paso Attorney Kathleen Walker to Join Council on Foreign Relations Task ForceCreating Domestic Labor Equality: "When…

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Ms. JD Summer Book Series: Sandra Day O’Connor, By: Joan Biskupic

Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice, By: Joan BiskupicIn this biography of Sandra Day O'Connor, author Joan Biskupic takes the reader through the life of O'Connor, from her early days on the Lazy B Ranch through her time on the Supreme Court. Biskupic portrays O'Connor as a sharp-witted, intelligent, and lively member of the Supreme Court. As a longtime court observer and journalist, Biskpuic is able to reveal much about O'Connor's life due to the use of the justices' once private papers. The author specifically pays attention to O'Connor as…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending June 6th, 2009

Pakistani Female Lawyers Happy with Quota for Female Judges in Constitutional PackageBar Examines Dress Code Issue:  Cocktail Shoes Appropriate?Thorp Reed & Armstrong Partner Kimberly A. Brown Receives 2008 Lynette Norton Award from the Pennsylvania Bar AssociationSan Francisco Bar Association Seminar to Focus on Mentoring Women of ColorCommentary: A Win-Win Alternative Work PolicyABA's Predatory Feminist LawyersPoll: How Often do you Dryclean Suits?

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Ms. JD Summer Book Series: The Lion, the Fox & the Eagle, by: Carol Off

The Lion, the Fox & the Eagle, By: Carol OffAfter the failure of peacekeeping missions in both Sarajevo and Rwanda in the 1990s, Louise Arbour, a Canadian judge, was tasked with the mission of bringing the perpetrators of these international crimes to justice. She was appointed to the position of Chief Prosecutor for War Crimes in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia and undertook the tremendous task of prosecuting international criminals in the United Nations Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. Carol Off's book consists of three parts. The first two parts deal with two Canadian generals: Lewis MacKenzie, who…

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